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Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
impact on politicians here? >> i hope so. i hope he's going to have an impact on elected officials, but on leaders in general. from the notion that it's important to stand on principle. it's also part of life's experience is to have difficulties, trials and tribulations, but to embrace this concept of reconciliation. not based on any weakness, but based on the strength that by bringing people together around an idea, around a notion, around a vision, you can indeed endure progress. i think 30 years ago few people would have thought south africa would become free, if you will, without the kind of violence and blood shed that you saw in the portugese colonies in southern africa. and the fact that nelson mandela would not only be freed but then lead the nation as its first head of state is truly a remarkable story. so i think he's one who will inspire us, like lincoln, like gandhi, like king, throughout the ages. and i hope he inspires young people all across the nation. and he also inspires because one of the things the president said that was a hallmark of mandela, that it was not j
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
having him work with his team and the pollster for the anc during that first election, there were three things that really struck me. one was just his enormous clarity and vision for the country and bringing the country together. the second was his great pragmatism. there were a set of election rules that came down that were really disadvantageous to mandela and to the anc. we were all very upset by those rules, and he was just very calm and said no, we'll make it work. find a way to make it work. he refused to fight over the rules and just said we'll make it work. >> give us some unsight into that. what were his unique qualities that allowed him to make it work? in the face of what seemed to be something that was very difficult if not insurmountable. >> i think, first of all, was just the clarity of his own vision. the amount of thinking that he had done about where he wanted to take the country and what reconciliation meant. and how he had already put that to practice. that was so fundamental to his soul. and what was interesting is, of course, there were many factions within th
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
health care when the president was running for election the first time, it was clearly defined for voters or especially swing voters as an economic issue. this is not separate from pocketbook issues, this is right on point. that's why given where we are at with a still struggling economy for many people, health care does fit into these pocketbook issues. when republicans talk about you've got your free choice of doctors, for most people there isn't an actual free choice, because the cost of going to any doctor, any hospital you want is prohibitive. those are those out of network costs that make it very, very difficult for anyone to support this free choice that supposedly is part of this system. so people understand that very well. what they don't understand is what the president is proposing and how these costs will come down if they take part in these exchanges or the coverage they get will be better through their employer. >> has the democratic side been outmaneuvered on this, outmarketed on this so far, rick? >> well, they labor under the disadvantage of having to actually get
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
hearing more broadly in the 2014 midterm elections and in the 2016 presidential election and therefore, we see president obama going back to his political roots in trying to raise this as an issue for the nation to debate and consider. ? clarence, how do you see this playing into 2014. >> i thought it was an aspirational speech meaning one who sets goals to aspire to without giving you formula for getting there. it was an important pep talk for his base. he spoke at a liberal think tank and he's got a lot of people as he mentioned who, word of the white house came through there, the center for american progress and he's speaking to folks across the country especially in the wake of the whole meltdown of the obama care website. this gives him more of a positive message to give to democrats, and to a working class people certainly who have been suffering on the losing end of a rising income and equality. >> you pointed out, susan, that this is not unique to his campaign either for barack obama or period. it's been used before this income inequality theme. john edward his the tw
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
bill. house republicans said no. you know, if we're going to say no to no in the next election, the american people want progress on these issues. when you have the united states senate on a bipartisan basis enacting these laws and you have a house republican leadership that is so obsessed with ambushing the affordable care act that they won't even bring these things up for a vote, that is a massive problem. >> so do you think, congressman, nothing is going to get done in the next two weeks? do you think that the possibility exists that something will happen? >> look, there is no reason not to. now, i am hopeful, i have been on the lead at renewing, extending the undetectable firearms act because it's not a good idea to allow the bad guys to sneak plastic guns through metal detectors at airports. i am hopeful that we'll be able to do at least that but there is so much more the american people want done. comprehensive immigration reform, a farm bill, the employment nondiscrimination act. we can pass these things because the senate already did. house republicans need to get their act
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